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to significantly raise the bombs don't stop dropping. wolf blitzer has more on the iron defense system now. >> the iron dome is a really successful program so far. it's only been in business now for a little bit more than a year. but the israelis have come up with the anti-missile, anti-rocket system where they get word of what is coming in and they launch this iron dome goes into action. and if the rocket or missile is aimed, don, at a populated area, city or strategic target or significant political target, it can knock down or destroy that missile in midair. like the patriot missile system as a lot of us were familiar with in u.s. wars over the past couple decades. but this is designed for short range rockets and missiles, if you will. and israelis say so far, it is about 90% success rate. they have been using it pretty successfully. problem is, it's been about a thousand rockets and missiles that have come into israel from gaza since last whens th this cs really jessica late. sirens go off in towns and villages and the people have to rush to air raid shelters or bunkers, stair wells, w
operations if the rockets coming from gaza don't stop falling. chief political anchor wolf blitzer has more on israel's iron dome defense system. >> the iron dome is really a very successful program so far. it's only been in business now for a little bit more than a year, but the israelis have come up with this anti-missile, anti-rocket system where they get word of what's coming in and they launch these -- this iron dome goes into action, and if the rocket or the missile is aimed at a populated area, city or strategic target, or a significant political target, it can go up and knock down and destroy that rocket or missile in midair. sort of like the old patriot anti-missile system as a lot of us were familiar with in u.s. wars over the past couple of decades. but this is designed for short-range rockets and missiles, if you will. and so far it's had about a 90% success rate. they've been using it pretty successfully. problem is, it's sort of 1,000 rockets and missiles that have come into israel from gaza since last wednesday when this crisis really escalated. every time they get word of a
on twitter. you can always tweet me, @wolf blitzer. i'm wolf blitzer in "the situation room." the news continues next on cnn. >>> hello, everyone. i'm don lemon. as you know, it is the middle of the night along israel's border with gaza, but this war won't pause for nightfall, not with 30,000 israeli troops mobilizing for battle. the air war is bad enough. israelis wait to hear this sound. a warning that a rocket is only seconds away. the israeli defense force is hitting back with technology that hamas could only dream of. this idf video shows a missile hitting the home of an hamas leader. the military says the secondary explosions are proof of explosives stored in the building. hamas is claiming its own trophy. the group's military wing says it has shot down a military f-16 and damaged two other israeli aircraft. israel denies losing any aircraft. egypt is trying to stop this war before it is too late. cairo's intelligence chief is spearheading talks to end the violence. but on the border, peace looks like an unlikely prospect. our senior international correspondent, ben we
. anderson cooper is in gaza city also, wolf blitzer is in jerusalem covering all the breaking developments on this crisis, they'll both join me live with the latest details just about an hour from now just after 5:00 p.m. eastern time. president obama is monitoring the conflict in the middle east as he travels through asia. tonight he met with thailand's keep and saudi arabia. today the president did address the fighting between israel and hamas, saying he has talked to leaders in the region. >> my message to all of them was that israel has every right to expect that it does not have missiles fired into its territory. if that can be accomplished without a ramping up of military activity in gaza, that's preferable. >> thailand is just the first stop of the president's three-nation tower of asia. tomorrow he goes to myanmar which is something that no president of the united states has every done in history. >>> what did david petraeus say at the close of the benghazi hearing and why are republicans calling the former cia director's testimony part of a cover-up? we'll have all the details. >>
before that ceo meeting, president obama will hold a news conference. his first since march. wolf blitzer will bring you those remarks live. that begins at 1:00 p.m. eastern time. on clip, the top democrat in the will stay put. nancy pelosi expected to announce she wants another term as house minority leader. this is a live picture where pelosi's news conference is expected to begin shortly. dana bash broke the story in the last hour. good morning. >> good morning. that's right. with the help of our intrepid producer who is getting information from inside the meeting that nancy pelosi held within the last hour, with her democratic caucus, where she fo formally told them she is going to stay on for at least another two years as their leader. she has been the leader for ten years. four of those she was of course the speaker because she did not have success in getting the speaker's get gavel back, the question is would she stay or give it two years, one more try to give it back and she made clear she was going to stay. we're told from sources inside the meeting, by the way, there were some n
information getting out to the gazans at this point. wolf blitzer is eight miles from gaza's border. can you tell us anything about this building? >> the only thing i know about the building, there are several media organizations that have their base in gaza in that building. the israelis -- i spoke yesterday with an israeli army spokesman who said there are also hamas organizations or hamas related infrastructure in that building. that's why they say they're targeting that building. but there are several arabic language news organizations based there. as you point out, carol, this is the second time the israelis have gone after that building. so other than what the israelis are saying, they say there are legitimate targets there, what we're seeing on the ground from our own reporters, that's escalating into a pretty serious development even as diplomats are trying to achieve some sort of cease-fire. when you see what's going on that cease-fire looks increasingly remote. let's see what happens behind the scenes there. >> i have heard, wolf, israel says if there's not some sort of cease-fire
wolf blitzer. given the fact we're so busy with breaking news he is probably busy as well. [ knock on door ] cool. you found it. wow. nice place. yeah. [ chuckles ] the family thinks i'm out shipping these. smooth move. you used priority mail flat rate boxes. if it fits, it ships for a low, flat rate. paid for postage online and arranged a free pickup. and i'm gonna track them online, too. nice. between those boxes and this place, i'm totally staying sane this year. do i smell snickerdoodles? maybe. [ timer dings ] got to go. priority mail flat rate boxes. online pricing starts at $5.15. only from the postal service. >>> a thunderous night of bombs and rockets lighting up the sky. israel into gaza, and now jerusalem embroiled in a dangerous escalation of violence rib that is threatening to explode into an all-out ground war as rockets land near jerusalem and troops amass near the border with gaza, and make no mistake, there is a lot at stake for the united states as well. ambassador to the united nations is here to talk about this impending crisis. mr. ambassador, thank you for tak
, and we will have a special coverage straight ahead. >>> i'm wolf blitzer in washington. also want to welcome our international viewers, our viewers in the united states and around the world. a scandal that's brought down the head of the cia, a looming financial crisis, and a lingerring question about the deadly attack on the u.s. diplomatic mission in benghazi, libya. president obama expected to face questions about all of that and more this hour when he meets with reporters over at the white house. he is scheduled to step up to the podium in about 30 minutes. you'll see all of it live right here on cnn. we're bringing you special live coverage leading up to the president's news conference. i'm joined by our colleague suzanne malveaux. she's at the cnn center in atlanta. also, our panel here many washington. our chief political analyst gloria borger, donna brazil, and our national security contributor fran townsend, also a member of the cia's external advisory board. we also have our chief business correspondent ali velshi standing by in new york. our senior who will be at the new
are fighting over. >>> just a while ago our wolf blitzer spoke with former british prime minister tony blair about the cross-border battalions between israel and hamas, and wolf joins us now, and, wolf, i know that he also serves as the peace envoy, the middle east peace envoy. does he believe that peace can be achieved here? >> well, he is not very upbeat in the short-term. he is obviously like everyone else would like to see some sort of immediate cease-fire to stop the killing on the israeli and the palestinian side in gaza. he knows there's a lot of diplomatic activity going on behind the scenes. he himself has been in touch with most of the parties not directly with hamas since as a representative of what's called the quartet, including the quartet and european union. the u.s. and european union don't recognize hamas. they regard hamas as a terrorist organization, but there have been -- he has been involved with egypt, obviously, turkey, many of the other parties who are working feverishly behind the scenes to get some sort of cease-fire. look, if there is a cease-fire, that's just the
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